Report: Kyle Korver out on Tuesday after wife delivers child
Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver will miss Tuesday’s road game against the Cleveland Cavaliers after his wife gave birth to the couple’s third child on Sunday, according to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Korver’s son, named Koen was born at 3:17 p.m. and weighed in at eight pounds, seven ounces – a welcome addition for the couple’s daughter Kyra and son Knox.
The veteran sharpshooter was a participant in Monday’s practice but will not travel with the team to Cleveland. He will be available when the Hawks host the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday.
“He is here,” Korver said.
Head coach Mike Budenholzer did not say who would start in place of the Creighton alum.
“In some ways, I’m excited to see the group without Kyle,” Budenholzer said. “Maybe (rookie) Taurean (Prince) gets his chance to play. At the end of the day, our depth and having a lot of guys who are comfortable and confident playing and learning how to play without different guys, including against the best team, is important. Kyle is obviously hugely important to us but there will be more opportunity for Tim (Hardaway Jr.), Thabo (Sefolosha), Kent (Bazemore), maybe Prince. I think it’s good.”